Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.
Base 4.5 mm
Middle 4.5 mm
Reinforced tip 10 mm
Base 74 mm
Middle 46 mm
Rajasthan, North India
Iron, wootz steel, gold
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A rather fine katar of the 18th century. It features a strong blade of wide proportions with a sunken panel, exhibiting a bold and high contrast wootz pattern. At the base of the blade is chiseled a stylized flower, the quality of the carving is exquisite.
The hilt with two slightly swollen handlebars sprouting from square bases. Its surface entirely damascened in two tones of gold. The work is very fine, much finer than usually encountered.
In fair condition. Some losses to the gold, see photos. Blade in very good condition.
An impressive piece with a strong presence, exhibiting fine workmanship.
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With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India.
With a narrow blade of impressive thickness. Attributable to the Bundelkhand area.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at…
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.